The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Bizarre Story of the San Francisco Witch Killers

In the 1970s, James Carson was a family man with a Master’s degree living in Phoenix, Arizona. His daughter, Jenn, remembers him being a wonderful father and admits to being a daddy’s girl. But by the time Jenn was five years old, her mother noticed a significant change in James’ behavior. She became scared, and […]

Real Life Scares 

Was the Movie THE DENTIST Based on an Actual Series of Murders?

Nobody likes going to the dentist. It’s a dreaded destination full of tiny sharp metal instruments that look like they were made to extract a confession. In 1996, director Brian Yuzna fed off that fear with his film THE DENTIST. In it, Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is a highly successful dentist who discovers his […]

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The DEATH NOTE Franchise Inspired Frightening Real Events

Anime and manga have come a long way since series like DRAGON BALL Z and SAILOR MOON broke ground for international audiences, especially in the United States. One of the more popular series of the 2000s was the DEATH NOTE franchise. The series revolved around the titular notebook, dropped into our world by a Shinigami […]

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The Horrifying True Story of the Hello Kitty Murder

In May of 1999, a fourteen-year-old girl, Ling Choi San (named changed) walked into a police station in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong to file a very strange report. She reported to the police that she was being haunted by a young woman’s ghost. Although her complaint would have been dismissed as ludicrous, it is […]